Rising labour costs, manpower shortage and expansion plans a concern for S'pore F&B owners

Based on MOM's labour market report in the third quarter of 2021, the total employment level in the F&B industry as of September 2021 is 214,900. PHOTO: LEVEL 33
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SINGAPORE - Players in the food and beverage (F&B) sector are concerned about rising labour costs, labour shortage and their expansion plans, following the announcement during the Budget speech on Feb 18 that the minimum qualifying salaries for Employment Pass (EP) and S Pass holders will be raised from September this year.

Food and Beverage Management Association president Kung Teong Wah said a few things may happen as a result.

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